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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My Craftiest Christmas Yet

After being inspired by Angela at a Bushel and a Peck a few weeks ago, I decided to make Gus's parents and family a board game personalized to their awesomeness. There are tons of kits to do this but of course, I dived in pretty much from scratch to make sure I had total DIY control over the look of everything. This, of course, was before I realized just how many bills are in the bank of Monopoly!

Today, the big reveal! Tomorrow, come back for the DIY tutorial, complete with all panel templates and instructions on how to customize your own little version of Monopoly. Enjoy and I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas!

The game board, customized with properties that were named after everyone in the family. Locations move from least expensive to most expensive, corresponding to where everyone lives in the country (except Firenze, which was a vacation spot)

A few select Community Chest cards are changed to have challenges to get that cash. Sadly, I didn't get to see anyone improvise a family song!

Wooden circles, printed photos, and little modge podge became excellent little game tokens - one for everybody (and two girlfriends, huzzah!)

All smiles from the parents. Hurray, a complete crafty success!

Now, what the heck will I do next year?

See you tomorrow when I'll give the lowdown on exactly how to do this project and create family board game fun for a lifetime.


Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

OMG! Just what you posted so far. What a great gift! I would love to do this next year for my husbands family!!! I'll bet you made a lot of people smile with this gift! Looking forward to seeing more!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

What a fantastic gift! Good for you.

Terrie @ Your Decorating Hotline said...

This is right up my alley. I used to make up games and game boards when the kids were little but I never thought of modifying an existing game. Not sure that would be easier...but a little computer work, some scrapbooking paper and modge podge, hmmmm - I'll have to do some planning for next year!
Great Idea.

Mod Podge Amy said...

Cute! That is such a great idea.

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